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Public invited to learn more about Camano Island Fire and Rescue’s Strategic Plan – December 29, 2016

Camano Island Fire and Rescue recently completed a Strategic Plan that covers how the agency will meet the increasing demand for emergency services. Two meetings are scheduled to share information and answer questions about what is being proposed: • Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. – Camano Center – 606 Arrowhead Road • Monday,… Read more »

New Times for Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board Meetings in 2017 – December 28, 2016

[Camano Island, Wash.] The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue hold regular business meetings and the community is welcomed to attend.  In 2017, meeting times will now vary and locations will continue to rotate around the island to provide greater access for the public. Specifically, meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m…. Read more »

Camano Island Fire and Rescue and firefighters sign three-year contract – December 15, 2016

Camano Island Fire and Rescue and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4033 successfully concluded contract negotiations this month. Both parties unanimously approved a new three-year contract for the years 2017-2019. “This was a positive process,” said Fire Chief Michael Schick. “We want to thank our firefighters for the work they do to save… Read more »

Camano Island Fire and Rescue passes 2017 budget – November 29, 2016

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue passed its 2017 Budget at a recent November meeting. Overall, the fire district is healthy with a balanced budget, another clean audit, and is meeting all of its financial obligations. However, skyrocketing call volumes and the costs associated with meeting this demand are preventing… Read more »

Retirement and Swearing-In Ceremony – Jan. 12, 2016.

CIFR Says Goodbye to Longtime Volunteer and Welcomes New Probationary Firefighters [Camano Island, Wash.] – It was a busy night at the Board of Fire Commissioners’ first meeting of 2016. The Board approved 13 new probationary volunteers with a swearing in ceremony. A fourteenth volunteer was unable to attend the meeting and took their probationary… Read more »

Community Paramedicine Program Takes Shape – Dec. 15, 2015

[Camano Island, Wash.] – There’s going to be a new type of non-emergency medical program in town. Camano Island Fire and Rescue is developing a community paramedicine program to improve patient care and reduce emergency service costs for taxpayers. Camano CARES, which stands for Community Assistance, Referral, and Education Service, is taking shape and the… Read more »

Santa Arrives by Fire Truck December 15, 2015

[Camano Island, Wash.] – Children will be listening for the sounds of sleigh bells in the snow and a little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and, of course, the sight of a fire engine. The Santa Run is back on Camano Island this holiday season. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15th, firefighters from Camano Island Fire and… Read more »

EMT Class Announcement – Nov. 5, 2015

Camano Island Fire and Rescue Announces Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Training Course [Camano Island, Wash.] – Camano Island Fire and Rescue will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) training course, starting on February 3, 2016. The class will be held at the Vista/Madrona Fire Station located at 273 N. West Camano… Read more »

2016 Budget Discussion Underway – Oct. 15, 2015

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue started budget discussions for 2016 during its last meeting. The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming public hearing on the budget and learn how the fire district prioritizes spending for emergency services. The public hearing will be on Monday, October 26 at 7:00… Read more »

Volunteer Recruitment – Oct. 1, 2015

Volunteer firefighting and emergency medical service are valuable and exciting ways to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a volunteer with Camano Island Fire and Rescue, but the rewards are many. CIFR is currently beginning the selection process for our next class of new volunteers. An informational meeting… Read more »